HBO Max removes nearly 200 episodes of ‘Sesame Street’
The change comes after HBO Max announced earlier this week it would remove 36 titles from its lineup to prepare for its merge into a single streaming platform with Discovery Plus. “Sesame Street is and has always been an important part of television culture and a crown jewel of our preschool offering,” an HBO Max representative wrote in a statement. “Sesame Street” first aired on PBS in 1969, introducing Big Bird, Kermit the frog and Cookie Monster to early Generation X’ers starting preschool and kindergarten. It began airing on HBO in 2016 and then HBO Max in 2020. HBO owning Sesame Street is already a slap in the face to Sesame fans.washingtonpost.com
Sesame Place apologizes after video shows performer ignoring young Black girls
In response to a viral video involving a Rosita performer, a spokesperson told The Washington Post that Sesame Place Philadelphia would “conduct training for our employees so they better understand, recognize and deliver an inclusive, equitable and entertaining experience to our guests.”washingtonpost.com
'Sesame Street' debuts Asian American muppet
Ji-Young is making history as the first Asian American muppet in the “Sesame Street” canon. The Korean American has two passions: rocking out on her guitar and skateboarding. Her appearance comes after the rise in anti-Asian hate last year. (Nov. 15)news.yahoo.com
"Sesame Street" introduces two new Black Muppets to teach about race
"Sesame Street" has often introduced new Muppets to teach children about topics like autism, HIV and homelessness. Now, the show's two newest characters, 5-year-old Wes and his father Elijah, will offer a lesson on race, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the iconic children's show, announced this week. Many people call this race," Elijah continues. The characters also sing a song called "Giant," which is "a celebration of pride, self-esteem, cultural diversity, and big dreams for children's future," Sesame Workshop says. "Sesame Street," which is known for its "science-based whole-child model," will create new content, including its future seasons, that incorporates Racial Justice curriculum.cbsnews.com
"Sesame Street" introduces two new Black Muppets
"Sesame Street" introduces two new Black Muppets Two new Muppet characters, Wes and his father Elijah, joined Sesame Street's "ABC's of Racial Literacy" series as part of an effort to help children and families talk about racial identity and the impact of racism. CBSN's Tanya Rivero has more.cbsnews.com
The Latest: Robinhood's ad emerges from the time capsule
The latest news on Super Bowl commercials. ___10 p.m.Smartphone-based stock market investment service Robinhood bought its Super Bowl spot in December after a successful year, unaware that it was about to make global headlines. Ad___9:45 p.m.Jeep starred iconic singer Bruce Springsteen in his first ever ad promoting the idea of unity. Most brands that have money to spend on Super Bowl ads are already household names, but the big game is also a chance for upstarts to make a big splash. ___7:15 p.m.General Motors used humor in a Super Bowl ad to promote its ambitious push to get more Americans to buy electric vehicles.
"Sesame Street" star Elmo gives kids tips on how to stay healthy and happy during the pandemic
"Sesame Street" star Elmo gives kids tips on how to stay healthy and happy during the pandemic With kids across the country attending school remotely, a survey with parents found that they are concerned that their children are missing out on important social interactions. Being isolated can be especially tough on younger children, so "Sesame Street's" Elmo shared his tips on how to stay healthy and happy during the pandemic. Meg Oliver reports.cbsnews.com
Sesame Street debuts Rohingya muppets for refugee children
Sesame Street has created new Rohingya muppets. The muppets, twins named Noor and Aziz, are a part of Sesame Street's new early education program for refugee children in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. "These are two very special Sesame Muppets—for most Rohingya children, Noor and Aziz will be the very first characters in media who look and sound like them," said Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact, Sesame Workshop in a statement Wednesday. The nonprofit organization behind everyone's favorite show Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop has developed video segments focused on the education topics of "social-emotional learning, math, science, and health and safety." The virus has canceled most educational in-person services, something the Sesame Workshop hopes the new muppets and video programs will help.cbsnews.com
Sesame and the IRC join forces to help Syrian refugee children
Correspondent Lesley Stahl meets children in a refugee campDavid Miliband: The humanitarian sector has prided itself on keeping people alive. In 2016, Sesame Workshop and the IRC had been strategizing about how they could collaborate to help refugee children when a new competition was announced. David Miliband: We defined the global problem we wanted to tackle was trauma, toxic stress among refugee children in the Middle East. Some of the most vulnerable refugee children are those whose families live outside the refugee camps, in what are called informal tented settlements. Which is why one goal of these visits is to help parents keep from passing it on to their young children.cbsnews.com
'Speak up!' — 'Sesame Street' tackles racism in TV special
NEW YORK – “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will later this month air the half-hour anti-racist special "The Power of We” and hopes families will watch together. The special defines racism for younger viewers and shows how it can be hurtful. “Sesame Street,” which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, has a history of explaining the world to children, tackling everything from foster care to substance abuse. The latest special comes on the heels of “Sesame Street” contributing to “Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism,” a CNN town hall special in June hosted by Van Jones and Erica Hill.
How to watch the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors
The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors this year recognized "Sesame Street," actress Sally Field, musician Michael Tilson Thomas, singer Linda Ronstadt and the band Earth Wind & Fire. And we have a really good group of honorees," said David Rubenstein, chair of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees. ET Location: Kennedy CenterKennedy Center TV Channel: CBSCBS Online stream: Watch the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS All Access or on fuboTV (start a free trial)Watch the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS All Access or on fuboTV (start a free trial) Analysis: Watch CBSN starting at 7 p.m. The Kennedy Center Honors pays tribute to icons in the arts. More Kennedy Center Honors coverageMusician and producer David Foster honored Earth Wind & Fire.cbsnews.com
Caroll Spinney, legendary Sesame Street puppeteer of Big Bird, dies at 85
Sesame street – Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer and actor behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died Sunday. According to NBC News, he died at his home in Connecticut, according to a press release from Sesame Workshop. Spinney had worked on the beloved cartoon show for 50 years, serving as the puppeteer for Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s premiere in 1969. “Caroll Spinney gave something truly special to the world. With deepest admiration, Sesame Workshop is proud to carry his memory – and his beloved characters – into the future.”
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street," died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The Sesame Workshop said in a statement that the legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions. "Caroll was an artistic genius whose kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street from its earliest days in 1969 through five decades, and his legacy here at Sesame Workshop and in the cultural firmament will be unending," the Sesame Workshop said. "Big Bird is him and he is Big Bird," former "Sesame Street" head writer Norman Stiles said in a 2014 documentary on Spinney. "We at Sesame Workshop mourn his passing and feel an immense gratitude for all he has given to Sesame Street and to children around the world," she said.chicagotribune.com
Caroll Spinney, puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died
Caroll Spinney, the "Sesame Street" puppeteer behind legendary characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died, Sesame Workshop said Sunday. "Since 1969, Caroll's kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street," Sesame Workshop said in a statement. Caroll Spinney, the legendary puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died today, December 8th 2019, at age 85 at his home in Connecticut, after living with Dystonia for some time. Spinney was the subject of a documentary entitled "I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story," which was released in 2015. Caroll Spinney "Oscar and Big Bird" seen October 9, 2014 in New York City.cbsnews.com
Take a stroll down Sesame Street, relive your childhood, now in Orlando
[ READ NEXT: Children who watched 'Sesame Street' performed better in school, study says | How well do you know Epcot's World Showcase? | Sesame Street becomes real intersection in New York City ]Let's go over everything that's offered at Sesame Street land, shall we? Look for the green and yellow street sign and you'll know that you've made it to Sesame Street. Sesame Street knows how to throw a street party. Like most theme parks, Sesame Street land has a gift shop positioned perfectly across the street from the splash pad.
It's Cookie Monster's Birthday! Here are lessons he's taught us
It's the tenet by which Cookie Monster has lived his puppet life for more than 50 years. The lovable cookie lover took up residence on "Sesame Street" in 1969, but he celebrates his birthday November 2. Chocolate chip, sugar, Oreo Cookie Monster will eat them ALL. Kids can understand big ideasLike any "Sesame Street" resident, Cookie had a lot to teach audiences about the way the world works. Cookie Monster is secure enough to let loose among friends who support him.
'Sesame Street' heading to HBO Max in 2020
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for HBO(CNN) - "Sesame Street" is heading to WarnerMedia's new streaming service, HBO Max. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the series, will produce five new 35-episode seasons for HBO Max starting in spring of 2020, WarnerMedia announced Thursday. HBO Max will also air annual "Sesame Street" specials and four new related series including a late night TV talk show called "The Not Too Late Show with Elmo." HBO Max subscribers will also have access to the 50-year library of the show. This landmark deal perfectly illustrates the type of quality programming HBO Max will offer across every demographic."
'Sesame Street,' Sally Field to be honored by Kennedy Center
Sesame Workshop via CNNWASHINGTON (CNN) - Big Bird and a big name in acting will be among those on hand when the Kennedy Center celebrates this year's honorees. R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, "Sesame Street" and conductor and musical visionary Michael Tilson Thomas were named the 2019 honorees on Thursday. "Sesame Street" is the first television program to receive the honor. "In this class of Honorees, we are witnessing a uniquely American story: one that is representative of so many cultural touchstones and musical moments that make our nation great," said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter in a statement. "The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors" will air on December 15 on CBS.
The Storm after the Storm, Enhancing the Bike, New Kid on the Block
The Storm after the Storm, Enhancing the Bike, New Kid on the Block As Hurricane Harvey survivors face a difficult future, 60 Minutes looks back at Hurricane Sandy and why so many families didn't get the help they deserve; then, 60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling; and the newest "Sesame Street" Muppet has autism: Meet Julia.cbsnews.com
From PBS to HBO, it's moving day for "Sesame Street"
After 45 years on free public television, "Sesame Street" is now airing on HBO. As part of HBO's five-year deal, there will be twice as many shows per seasons. After a nine-month window, they'll become available on PBS. Carter Evans reports on what's behind the big change.cbsnews.com
Meet the man inside Big Bird
For decades Caroll Spinney has played the role of "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Now Spinney's story is being told in a new documentary focusing on his life as the beloved yellow bird. CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod met up with Spinney to talk about his career and its impact on children across the world.cbsnews.com
5/14: What we know about the Amtrak engineer; Meet the man inside Big Bird
Brandon Bostian, the engineer in the deadly Amtrak derailment, does not remember the moment of impact, according to his lawyer; and For decades Caroll Spinney has played the role of "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Oscar the Grouchcbsnews.com
"Sesame Street" celebrates Its 45th anniversary
"Sesame Street" celebrates Its 45th anniversary Many of us grew up with "Sesame Street." Most of us didn't grow up on it. Sonia Manzano was cast as Maria in 1972 and still plays the role to this day. She reflects on being one of the first Hispanics ever on television and the impact of "Sesame Street."cbsnews.com
Sesame Street turns 45 years old
Sesame Street turns 45 years old Sesame Street celebrates its 45th year this week. In a CBSN Original, Sonia Manzano -- who plays Maria on the show, describes what it was like to grow up on TV, and how Sesame Street's idealism has always been a part of its charm.cbsnews.com